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    Semi-Truck and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

    Ortwerth Law has helped the people of Missouri receive millions of dollars in compensation after a car accident involving a semi-truck or delivery vehicle.

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    We are Missouri’s truck accident experts

    Ortwerth Law is a personal injury firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. If you or a loved one was in an automobile accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle, our firm will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Our truck accident attorneys have experience handling cases around the State of Missouri, and we have the resources to investigate your accident and build your case no matter where the incident occurred.

    Some of our recent truck accident settlements and verdicts:

    • $5 Million settlement in wrongful death truck accident (St. Charles County, Missouri)
    • $1 Million settlement after being rear-ended by truck driver (St. Louis County, Missouri)
    • $2.1 Million truck accident settlement against the City of St. Louis (St. Louis City County, Missouri)

    Missouri’s central location geographically makes it a popular place for truck drivers making cross-state deliveries to pass through. Oftentimes, truck drivers in Missouri have been on the road for long stretches hoping to meet strict deadlines. Because of this, there is an increased risk of causing an accident.

    In 2022, there were over 15,000 automobile accidents that involved at least one semi-truck, 18 wheeler, delivery van, or other commercial vehicle. The counties in Missouri with the most truck accidents are:

    1. St. Louis County, Missouri
    2. Jackson County, Missouri
    3. St. Louis City County, Missouri
    4. St. Charles County, Missouri
    5. Greene County, Missouri

    On top of that, there were over 2,750 reported injured caused by drivers and passengers during these collisions. Automobile accidents that involved large trucks can have devastating and life-changing results.

    Find out more about Missouri Truck Accident Statistics here.

    How we get you compensation after a truck accident

    Getting the compensation you deserve after your truck accident is not only what is fair, it can also play a crucial role in your life going forward.

    Some of the things you can receive compensation for after in Missouri include:

    • Property damage to your vehicle
    • Property damage to personal items inside of the vehicle during the accident
    • Payment for lost wages
    • Medical bills and expenses
    • Pain and suffering

    Missouri is an at-fault state when it comes to car accidents, which means the person (or people) who have been deemed at fault for the accident are responsible for covering these costs. If you do not have the best possible truck accident attorney, you may not have someone fighting to make sure you maximize your compensation.

    Ortwerth Law is a small personal injury firm, but we are small by design. We want our clients to have a close and personal relationship with us so they know we are dedicated to their case. When it comes to truck accidents, we have worked countless hours understanding every aspect of these incidents.

    We have helped our truck accident clients receive millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements

    We know how to go head-to-head with the biggest insurance companies and can beat any trucking, logistics, or distribution company that is responsible for your accident.

    What to do after a car accident involving a large truck or commercial vehicle

    With the staggering increase in delivery vehicles on Missouri’s roads, it is easy to see why the number of automobile accidents involving commercial vehicles continues to rise. When speaking of “truck accidents” it is important to understand the distinction between commercial trucks/vehicles and your consumer pickup truck.

    Automobiles that are considered commercial vehicles include:

    • Semi-trucks
    • 18-wheelers
    • Tractor trailers
    • Post office vans
    • UPS, FedEx delivery vehicles

    And a handful of other recognizable vehicles you probably see every time you get in your vehicle.

    Getting into an accident with one of these vehicles can be an extremely difficult process. Every automobile accident has its difficulties, but when you are in an accident that involves a commercial vehicle, it is important you have a truck accident attorney that is able to maximize your compensation and make sure someone is holding the driver and their employer accountable while also standing up to any insurance companies looking to minimize their payout.

    Get help from a truck accident attorney in Missouri

    When looking for a truck accident attorney in Missouri, it’s important to find someone with experience handling these types of cases. The attorneys at Ortwerth Law have a track record of success in representing our clients in truck accident cases, and we are familiar with the specific laws and regulations governing the trucking industry.

    We have handled truck accident cases around the state of Missouri and continue to maximize our client’s compensation.

    It’s also important to find an attorney who is responsive and communicative. You want someone who will keep you updated on the progress of your case and who is available to answer any questions you may have.

    When you meet with a potential attorney, be sure to ask about their fees and how they charge for their services. Some attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Others may charge an hourly rate or a flat fee.

    Overall, finding the right truck accident attorney in Missouri can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. Take the time to research your options and choose an attorney who you feel confident will represent you effectively.

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